Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee Issues Recommendations

October 19, 2018

Executive Committee to Review Recommendations at a Later Date (Oct. 19) – The Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee held its final hearing on October 11th and approved a set of recommendations outlining a new process for handling workplace harassment complaints and improving workplace culture at the Capitol. The hearing focused on reviewing the recommendations the

Republicans Kill Bills to Help Rural Colorado

October 15, 2018

GOP Injects Partisanship Into Interim Committee Process  (Oct. 15) – Today, Republican members of the Legislative Council Committee struck down multiple bills that would have helped rural Colorado, taking an unexpectedly partisan turn in a process that is usually relatively routine. The bills put forth by the interim committees were the result of months of

Rep. Pettersen Recognized as Behavioral Health Champion

October 2, 2018

Legislator Has Worked Across the Aisle to Address Colorado’s Opioid Crisis (Oct. 2) – The Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC) honored Rep. Brittany Petersen as a Community Behavioral Health Champion for her efforts during the 2018 legislative session. Rep. Pettersen is the only legislator CBHC is honoring this year. During her tenure at the legislature,

House Leaders Urge Sen. Gardner to Vote No on Kavanaugh

September 28, 2018

Call Follows Courageous Testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (Sept. 28) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker released a statement today after the all-male Republican panel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Christine

Treasurer’s Office Finally Issues Funding for Infrastructure, Health & Safety Projects 

September 28, 2018

Esgar, Hansen Previously Questioned Treasurer’s Office on Funding Delays (Sept. 28) – According to the Colorado state Treasurer’s office, critical funding authorized under SB17-267 for health, safety and infrastructure projects were finally issued. SB17-267 authorized the Treasurer’s office to issue the funding on July 1, 2018. This summer, House Democrats raised concerns over the funding

A Majority of Democrats in the General Assembly Call for Senator Holbert and Representative Neville to Attend Additional Training Before Voting or Making Recommendations on New Sexual Harassment Policies

September 20, 2018

Denver, CO —  In response to several Republicans who recently trivialized the allegations of sexual assault made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Facebook, a majority of Democrats in the General Assembly sent a letter to the Executive Committee asking that Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert and House Minority

Duran, Becker Applaud Bennet’s Stand Against Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

September 11, 2018

(Sept. 11) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker applauded U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s recent announcement that he will vote “no” on President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In July, Duran and Becker urged Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Bennet to oppose the nomination. Unfortunately, Senator Gardner

Reps. Reflect on Northern Colorado Floods 5 Years Later

September 10, 2018

(Sept. 10) – Five years ago, Lyons, Evans, Greeley and other areas of Northern Colorado were hit hard by floods that damaged homes, destroyed two parks and left eight dead. This year, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB18-1394, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont. The bill creates a policy group to help coordinate the state’s response in

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